Bridesmaids: Movie Analysis

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Humor comes in many shapes in sizes, appealing to different ages, genders, time periods, and even different intellect levels. In the 2011 blockbuster hit “Bridesmaids”, there are comical devices used that attract a crowd through low comedy. This implements comedy through vulgar language and jokes, indecency, and exaggeration. Although, this sort of humor may appeal to millions according to the outstanding ratings and exceptional critiques, this does not excite the same reaction to myself as it may to others. “Full of heart, warmth and enough excrement to fill an all-white bridal shop.” This review from an apparent lover of all things Bridesmaids blatantly represents the crass humor that this film is enveloped in. This sort of comedy falls…show more content…
To clarify, this means that humor can come from outside sources, it can be derived from solely the character’s personalities or it can be on a basis of all puns, sarcasm, or slapstick humor. In “Bridesmaids”, referring back the airplane scene, Kristen Wiig is presently intoxicated when going to see her friends that were seated in first class. Wiig’s conveys her drunken sarcasm when speaking with another bridesmaid, Helen who is played by Rose Byrne. Wiig expresses her reaction to Byrne by altering the tone in her voice but still portraying a “caring” response. A conflict also occurs between the two actresses during the engagement party. Wiig and Byrne both begin to make toasts in honor of the bride; both are attempting to be the last one to speak. This begins an altercation on who can sing the best, who can speak multiple languages, who has the best memories with the bride Lillian, who has a stronger bond with the bride to be, and so on and so forth. The exaggeration of the constant “battle” between Byrne and Wiig may appeal to someone’s personal opinion of what humor is defined as, but personally this does not strike me as what humor is about. This conflict between the two lead roles is soon solved through the mutual love of Lillian, who is played by Maya Rudolph, when she miraculously disappears the morning of her big day. The two go on a venture to seek out the missing soon to be…show more content…
Between dry humor and the exaggeration made by the leading actresses, all of the humor portrayed is extremely overdone. All of the humor is mainly derived from farce which is a faction of low comedy. In essence, this comedy appeals to the dim minded that find humor in
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